Today’s project is my take on a quick and easy basket. AND it’s perfect for spring, especially since it uses our lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper!
I made this basket with a moving handle so it is more like a picnic basket than an Easter basket. Don’t you love the little bit of lace on the handle? I made this with our Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and it was so easy to do with just a small strip of Whisper White card stock.
Want to whip some of these up too? They are a nice size so add a little shredded paper and treat and you’re set to go. You can make a ton of these with just one stack of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and it comes in a variety of spring like colors so they are perfect for giving to others!
I hope you’ll enjoy making these cute little baskets too.
On a personal note I thought that I’d finally share the home improvement project that I was working on with you. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and then realized last night that I’d taken the pictures but didn’t share them. Sigh. Some days… lol Can you relate?
Any how here is what was keeping me busy – I still have a couple of finishing touch of things I need to do, but it’s all good.
I had a great time watching my son work on and build the cabinets and then watching the kitchen come together after dreaming about it for so long. I’m bias, but I think my son has done a great job. It turned out beautifully and I really like the look of the hickory. Johnathan did a beautiful job of choosing the grains so they look nice. I love doing projects like this together – great family time and memories being created in addition to a functional end result. You’ll get to see it yourself the next time to come to class, since this space is for our use and will make things easier than the old temporary kitchen set up.
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We are just 2 days away from the end of Sale-a-bration! So I thought I’d share some wonderful swaps that I’ve received to inspire you using some of my favorite products from Sale-a-bration.
These first cards are made with the Party Pandas stamp set – one of our most popular Sale-a-bration choices.
This next card is made with the Lots of Lavender stamp set.
And these next two cards are made using our Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – one of our $100 choices
I love how this one uses our Sale-a-bration choices – Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
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I just received my We Must Celebrate stamp set and couldn’t wait to get started creating with these fun little animals. I knew I would love using the little bunny for creating Easter gifts for family and friends.
I knew just want I wanted to do with them after making this chocolate box for my team members (Click HERE to see the video tutorial). So today’s project is one I whipped up a bunch of for those attending yesterday’s card class as a little surprise.
And of course it holds what else? Chocolate of course! I’m really finding these Merci Chocolate quite yummy and fun to work with and am asking myself how I’ve over looked them for so long!
I love the soft spring feel of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper when I ran across the package – so I used it to help choose the colors I used.
Wonder how I got just the bunny image? You could color it with Stampin’ Write Markers, or even mask the other section of the stamp off, but I cut the stamp apart. Yes, you heard me correctly – and for those of you who know me you know just how hard this was for me. LOL!
But I did it and am glad I did now, since it makes using this image so much easier AND when I want to stamp the group together I simply put it together on my clear block.
It didn’t affect the image at all when I stamped it, which made me very happy. The only thing I would do differently is cut the label before I apply it to the back of my clear mount stamp.
I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too!
I loved the daffodil images in the You’re Inspiring stamp set (145805/145808) as soon as I saw it, so was excited to sit down and play with it the other day. I came up with a bunch of cards quickly and wanted to share one with you today.
I designed this card for Easter. Seemed there were always these smiling little faces trying to pop up on a warm winter day – next to the snow in Wisconsin it was a cheerful pop of color. LOL!
I love the way the faux embossed Letter Press technique that I used for this card turned out using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder that is part of the Sale-a-bration Blooming Basket Bundle (147504/147505). I can’t wait to play more with this folder.
If you haven’t seen this bundle – check out this video
Well good news about this card I’m sharing with you today – I’ve made a quick tutorial for you so you can make some too.
Tuesday was our monthly Paper Pumpkin Craft Time for open crafting – if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me this time is for you – It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator.) So we spent the morning crafting together and sharing alternative ideas for the March kit.
If you haven’t seen the March kit it is super cute!
The kit always have a quick video in case you don’t want to read the instructions. LOL!
And I love the fact that Stampin’ Up! shares alternate projects for the kit if you don’t like the instructions included.
I’ve even seen the muslin bags whip stitched across the bottom to create a sachet filled with potpourri! Cool right?
So today I thought I’d share with you my alternate project that I made with the kit. I love to give little 3d gifts but don’t tend to use 3×3 note cards as often so I simply took one of our 2″ x 8″ Cello Bags (141703) and put some pencils I had picked up as basket stuffers for the kits and voila!
Cute? I’ve taken some quick shots to show you how I did the ears. I simply punched out a face using the punch 1 1/2″ Circle Punch (138299) and Whisper White Card stock and stamped the face I wanted. There are all kinds of cute combinations you can make with this kit. Then stamped the ears I wanted to use.
I fussy cut the ears and then stamped the floppy ear onto one of the stickers and cut it out before adding it to the ear.
A couple of the glue dots to attach the ears onto the face and added it to my note card that I turned so the opening went over the cello bag. The staple is covered by the bunny. I love the baker’s twine in the kit, so I tied a little bow to put on this little bunny with another glue dot.
The kits always come with lots of stuff that can be used for additional projects! AND these kits are great for all ages!!! Since they contain everything you need except scissors they are great gifts or even kits to take on the road so you can craft. It’s a surprise each month so there are all kinds of different kits.
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We love surprises—and we have a big one in store for you next month! Our April kit was inspired and designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass. Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun with her. You don’t want to miss this kit—promise! Make sure you’re a subscriber on April 10. Watch this video from Sara to learn more.
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I enjoy making treats for family and friends of all ages, so for Easter this year I pulled out my Envelope Punch Board and created this cute little gum holder.
These gum holders were quick and easy to make and I can put everyone’s favorite gum inside. How easy is that!
Want to learn how to make these cute little rabbits? You can click HERE for my video tutorial. Want to learn how to make these cute little file folders? Click HERE for my video tutorial.
Now what are you waiting for? Hop to it and make some for your family and friends! LOL!!! Enjoy!
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Well I’m all settled in Jasper at this weekends retreat in a lovely location at Camp Grandview and am enjoying a nice cup of coffee while I post this morning. I’ll share more about that with you next week. But today I wanted to share this wonderful card that I received from Sandy. It seemed fitting since I’m sitting here with 80 wonderful ladies at a DIY retreat who were kind enough to include me.
This card uses the lovely Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – it’s soft colors and bokeh effect are perfect for all kinds of projects and if you haven’t seen it in person you won’t be disappointed.
Sandy embossed the image in gold and added a touch of our trim along with pearls – the simplicity is beautiful I think. How about you?
Well, I’m off to get my second cup of coffee. LOL – enjoy the day!
Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim (141672) and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Embossing Buddy (103083) and Heat Tool (129053)
Ducks, chicks and bunnies always make me think of Easter since my mother use to take us to the Bayshore Mall in the spring to see the eggs hatch, in a really big egg at the mall – over the weeks you could visit and watch the little beaks breaking through the shells to magically appear. It fascinated me every year. So what could be better than a cute little punch art bunny for this project?
I wanted to be able to create them they could be done for both the boys and girls in the family – so here is what I did.
I love that by simply placing the bow in a different location you have a different look – Peter
It’s your choice. My kids loved the story of Peter Rabbit growing up! And now I’ve got the song running through my head. LOL! Since it is supposed to be 78 for the high today and it feels like spring, can you blame me?
Notice the sentiment? It’s from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – a wonderful sentiment set to start with since it has sentiments for all occasions!
Here is a chart for building your bunnies.
Want to see how I made these Post It Note & Pen Holders? Click Here to see my Video Tutorial.
On a personal note, my posting has been a bit sporadic due to technical difficulties, so thank you for bearing with me while I figure out the problem with Windstream and my internet service….again. Sigh.